Dr Maleena Suppiah Cavert
Dr. Maleena Suppiah Cavert helms undergraduate, postgraduate (Residency) clinical education and continuing medical education at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. She has headed staff wellbeing and mental health initiatives at NUHS, collaborating with counterparts in the healthcare sector and the Ministry of Health since 2018.
Where humanity and compassion are lacking in healthcare, Maleena tries to restore these fundamental practices through training. She is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) facilitator and works closely with healthcare staff and medical students to enhance resilience and combat burnou
BAt the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital Singapore, Maleena serves on the Executive Committee of WISH – Women in Science & Healthcare – looking to uphold and advance workplace Diversity and Inclusion. Maleena is also a board director at ALife, a non-profit organisation that assists unsupported mothers and their children.
Maleena graduated from King’s College, London and went on to pursue an MBA at ESSEC Business School in Paris. Her doctoral thesis was on empathy and healthcare. She has worked in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, and Singapore, thus having the opportunity to experience and enact cross-cultural humanism and compassion.